Why would someone feel cold all the time?

October 31, 2008 12:54pm CST
The tendency to feel cold is indicative of circulatory problems and issues, as it is blood flow which causes us to have a sensation of warmth. A perfectly healthy individual can feel cold all the time if they live with "hot" people who over air condition their environment or if they frequent public establishments that are run by "hot" people who tend to over air condition their environment--or is it just me?
2 responses
@BubblyIan (751)
31 Oct 08
Lack of food, lack of exercise are obvious reasons. Plus if the body is fighting an infection then the temperature control of the body goes haywire. If the problem persists it may be related to thyropid problems or other medical causes - see your doctor!
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Those are probably good reasons. I am one of those people who are cold all the time! I hope that I am not fighting an infection, though! But, it IS that time of year again! We'll see!
31 Oct 08
Turn up the heating! Where warmer clothes! Try not to sit at the computer too long - try running around the house/up the stairs every 10 minutes!
@adihindu (1922)
• India
31 Oct 08
There are many causes of feeling cold all the time. This could be from anaemia or a thyroid disorder or circulatory problems related to diabetes, high cholesterol or many various other disorders. You should see your family doctor for a routine check up and lab work to know for sure! Some people don't have enough muscle mass or the insulating fat layer which helps keep most people warm. The muscles help warm the body, while the fat layer helps keep the heat where it belongs. There is also a possibility or hormone imbalance. Raynaud's Disease. Do a search for that, you will find good information about this condition. It is bad circulation in your feet, fingers and nose. Your body temperature is always lower than most people. You will be surrounded by people who love "air conditioning", yet the heater is your best friend. I hate the winter, because it is so hard to stay warm, without melting co-workers or my husband. Good luck. No treatment is found for this. One reason people feel Cold, in hands and feet, can be due to dips in blood pressure. This is actually fairly common as it is caused by not drinking enough water. Drink more water and see if it helps. The drops in blood pressure also can cause 'black outs', fainting or dizzy spells...